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'''Edgar Degas''' ( or ; born '''Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas''', ; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, printmaking|prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a Realist visual arts|realist.Gordon and Forge 1988, p. 31 He was a superb drawing|draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his renditions of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.Brown 1994, p. 11 At the beginning of his career, he wanted to be a History painting|history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic...
Birth nameHilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1834|7|19}}
Birth placeParis, France
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1917|9|27|1834|7|19}}
Death placeParis, France
FieldPainting, sculpture, drawing
Training| movement = Impressionism
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